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The African Textile and Clothing Industry - FES conference papers
The paper you will find on the link below is a report on the future of the Sub-Saharan African clothing and textile industry, edited by Herbert Jauch / Rudolf Traub-Merz for FES. It is an interesting document and has a lot of good findings, also some country profiles.

Contents
List of Abbreviation ............................................................................................ 5
Preface: Herbert Jauch, Rudolf Traub-Merz .......................................................... 7
The African Textile and Clothing Industry:
From Import Substitution to Export Orientation
Rudolf Traub-Merz, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung,
with assistance from Herbert Jauch, LaRRI ...........................................................9
Globalisation, China, and Clothing Industrialisation Strategies
in Sub-Saharan Africa
Mike Morris, University of KwaZulu-Natal ............................................................36
The Stakes for the African Textile and Clothing Industries in the WTO
Michiko Hayashi, United Nations Conference on Trade and
Development (UNCTAD) ....................................................................................54
Labour Standards and the Question of Industrialisation Strategy.
An African Example
Sylvi B. Endresen and Ann Cecilie Bergene, University of Oslo ..............................80
The Role of Core Labour Standards and Decent Work in
Addressing the MFA/ATC Phase-Out
Esther Busser, ICFTU, Geneva ...........................................................................96
International Labour Standards and their Relevance to
Sub-Saharan Africa
Lawrence Egulu, ICFTU-AFRO, Nairobi ..............................................................105
What Impact will the Outcome of the Hong Kong Ministerial
Have on the Textiles and Clothing Sector?
Esther Busser, ICFTU, Geneva .........................................................................120
TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Conference Resolution ....................................................................................128
Country Reports
Ghana
Peter Quartey, Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research
University of Ghana ........................................................................................135
Kenya
Jacob O. Omolu, Institute of Policy Analysis & Research, Nairobi .........................147
Lesotho
Mark Bennet, ComMark, Maseru ......................................................................165
Madagaskar
Ralaivelo Maminirinarivo .................................................................................178
Mauritius
Gilles Joomun, StraConsult ..............................................................................193
Namibia
Herbert Jauch, LaRRI ......................................................................................212
South Africa
Etienne Vlok, Southern African Labour Research Institute ...................................227
Swaziland
Winnie S. Madonsela, University of Swaziland ....................................................247
Zambia
Grayson Koyi, CSAWUZ ..................................................................................258
Zimbabwe
Godfrey Kanyenze, LEDRIZ. ............................................................................275
Appendix
Programme of Conference ..............................................................................292
List of Participants of FES-Conference ...............................................................295

"Today, the textile and clothing industries in Sub-Saharan Africa are in crisis again. They are under pressure on domestic and international markets where they face stiff competition from cheap Asian (in particular Chinese) products. The design of suitable domestic and international trade and industrial policies is thus of major relevance for the industrial development prospects of many African countries." For the remaining 300 pages of the document (2006), please follow the link.

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